History of Clan Wallace Society Projects

1970 – This project was the main reason the Society was formed in 1966 – to raise funds to purchase six bronze (colored)  plates to complete the Wallace Monument in Elderslie. The project would have failed if we would not have had the support of Dewitt Wallace; founder of Reader’s Digest, and Candacraig, the last landed Wallace Laird in Scotland. Thanks to them and the founders, these plates were installed to complete the Wallace Monument in Elderslie in 1970.

2000 – Donated $2,000 to have “The Book of Wallace” by the Rev. Charles Rogers D.D., LL.D. reprinted. The book was originally published in two volumes, but CWS chose to have them bound as one volume to reduce costs. “The Book of Wallace” is a 700+ page, high-quality hardcover publication bound in simulated leather and richly embossed with gold lettering. The contents of Volume I are chiefly genealogical and presents a comprehensive narrative respecting the Patriots lineage. Volume II deals with the life of Sir William Wallace.

2000 – Donated $700 to Raymond Morehead to reimburse him for expenses incurred in having the Maitland Club Papers of Sir William Wallace translated. His project is still in process due to a variety of delays, including the health of a translator.


2005 – During the Clan Wallace Society gathering in Scotland in 2005, CWS made a £500 donation to the Stirling Smith Museum and Art Gallery to assist in the purchase of this Sir William Wallace Portrait. 2005 – CWS donated $500 to the Rotary Club of Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada towards the mural painted for the 700th Anniversary Ceremonies.

2006 – Donations to help with the preservation of the Wallace Yew Tree at Elderslie
that had been damaged by vandalism and lightning.

2007 – Donations of £200 sterling began in 2008 for a period of 5-years to support the
Wallace700 Association in Aberdeen, Scotland.


2008 – CWS donated $3,000 for a Wallace Walkway Paving Stone to help build the Culloden Battlefield Visitors Center. 2008 – CWS donated $350 for a Paving Brick to support theRobert Burns Statue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Plaque showing The Clan Wallace Society as a Friend contributor.Terry Jones, creator and sculptor, and Dr, Thomas Graeme,
President of the Philadelphia St. Andrews Society.

2009 – CWS donated $2,000 to help build the Memorial to Scottish Immigrants in Philadelphia, PA.
Cady Wallace, Director Jim “Bowie” Wallace, and
Conveners Ralph Wallace and David Hayward
Guest Speaker – The Duke of Argyll

2009 – Donated $500 to the Society’s adopted Pipe Band, The High Desert Pipe Band of Albaquerque, NM.
This is an ongoing annual donation that is matched by
Past-President Marcus “Jim” Wallace.

2009 – CWS donated $144 to plant 10 native trees in an area called Teaghlach Wood, near Comrie in Highland Perthshire, Scotland. This project was part of an overall effort called “Trees4Scotland” created to plant 100,000 trees to restore the great forests of Scotland. All trees planted will be traditional woodland varieties such as oak, birch, ash and rowan. CWS was recognized with a certificate that can be seen on the CWS website.

2011 – We donated $500 for the Clan Wallace Trophy presented to 17-year old Ben Reid of the Paris/Port Dover Pipe Band at the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games made possible through donations made to the CWS Rewards Program. To the right of Ben is own Advisory Director for Canada, Dorothy Knight, making the presentation.

2011 – Began an ongoing annual donation of $500 to Lyon College’s Scottish Heritage Program in Batesville, AR. Scottish Heritage scholarships are awarded to pipers, drummers, Highland dancers, Scottish fiddlers; and accordion players that can contribute to their Ceilidh band.

Jean Wallace making the presentation of the CWS donation check to Lyon College
President Donald V Weatherman at left, and Jimmy Bell, Director of the Scottish Heritage Program.

2012 – The Ellen (Ashby) Payne Odom Genealogical Library was made possible by a bequest from Ellen Ashby Payne Odom. Mrs. Odom was a trustee of the Moultrie Colquitt County Library and very interested in genealogy. Upon her death, she bequeathed the proceeds of the sale of her estate to the library for the purpose of building a genealogy library in Moultrie. The Odom Library was built in 1988-1989, and operates on the interest from her estate.

The library is most famous for its collection concerning Scottish genealogy, which is the archival home for more that 130 Scottish clan organizations. Thanks to the assistance from the Director and Librarian, the library has been the home for the Clan Wallace Society historical records since 2001. In 2010, CWS began donating $400 to Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library on an ongoing basis. This donation is being matched by Past Executive Vice President, Wayne Jones.